DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY PHIL 250 – Epistemology and Metaphysics (2011) J. Mozersky First Essay Topics Write an essay on one of the following: 1. What is McTaggart’s argument against the reality of time? Is he correct? Why/Why not? 2. Explain and evaluate Prior’s theory of time. 3. Is the future real? Explain with reference to at least one of the authors read in this course. 4. Williams defends the B-series view of time. Explain and evaluate his position. Notes: Length: Approximately 1000-1500 words (4-6 double spaced pages). Due date: Feb. 15th, 2011 Essays can be handed into me (during a class prior to the due date) or else deposited in the Philosophy Department Essay Drop Box (no later than 4:00 p.m.), located outside the main office (Philosophy), 3rd Floor, Watson Hall. Late penalty: –3% per working day late (weekends = 1 day).